The Advocacy Center of Louisiana (AC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1977 to protect, empower and advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and senior citizens in Louisiana.
AC protects, empowers, and advocates for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities and seniors living in Louisiana, in order that they may live an integrated life in the community, free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. AC does this through direct legal representation, information and referral, education and training, and systems advocacy.
The AC seeks a Senior Accountant to work directly with the CFO. This dynamic position requires a technology-savvy individual with strong knowledge of accounting systems, including: cash management, accounts receivable/payable and general ledger. This position will play a key role in monthly close, general ledger reconciliation, and year end audits. This position is accountable for the accounting operations of the AC, to include the maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the AC's reported financial results.
- Examines accounting records, including financial statements and other financial reports, to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to standards defined within the Finance & Operations Division.
- Ensures compliance with local, state and federal reporting requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports.
- Maintains a documented system of accounting policy and procedures; maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions; maintains chart of accounts.
- Reviews records of accounts and inputs entries into proper accounts.
- Conducts financial audits and provides recommendations for procedural improvements; assist in annual audit.
- Other duties as assigned by CFO.
Detailed Recurring Responsibilities
- Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate finance and accounting staff.
- Prepare all drawdowns/billings of federal, state & private grants and submit to CFO for approval.
- Conduct monthly budget vs actuals review to effectively manage the financial activities of each grant and assure that all activities fall within funder and agency guidelines.
- Reconcile and close grants on a timely basis; maintaining complete and accurate grant files.
- Monitor and follow-up on receivables that have been outstanding for unusually long periods of time.
- Record journal entries to the general ledger ensuring proper allocation of employee costs to grants and program activities.
- Reconcile contributions in Democracy Engine to the general ledger (G/L)
- Reconcile bank and investment accounts; prepare related journal entries and follow-up on any unusual items.
- Assist with the monthly close including recording journal entries, prepare balance sheet reconciliations/schedules, analyzing G/L accounts, recording adjusting journal entries and accruing expenses each month.
- Manage fixed assets paperwork and recording in financial system, such as recording fixed asset by unit, calculate and prepare depreciation entries, prepare fixed assets schedule and file supporting documentation, if applicable.
- Prepare special financial reports as requested by development and program managers by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
- Assist with annual audit, A-133 audit, 990s and other filings.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
- Bachelor degree in accounting.
- Eight to ten year's experience in accounting, at least four of which were in a senior financial management role.
- Demonstrates full understanding/knowledge of substantive issues related to work, including financial management, technical capacity and thoroughness.
- Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost control principles (GAAP).
- Able to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
- Working knowledge of short- and long-term budgeting and forecasting.
- Excellent leadership and collaboration abilities.
- Must be able to communicate complex financial information.
- Well-organized and ability to manage a wide variety of complex projects and details.
- Excellent computer skills in spreadsheet and accounting applications.
- Some travel may be required.
- May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
Dependent on experience.
Advocacy Center offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
- Health insurance (with company contribution)
- Long-term disability insurance
- 401 (k) retirement savings account (with company match and profit-sharing)
- Flexible Spending Account
- Generous paid time off policy
Please submit cover letter and resume in MS Word or PDF format, Subject: Senior Accountant.
The Advocacy Center values diversity among our employees and is an equal opportunity employer. The Advocacy Center hires without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental and physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.
The Advocacy Center endorses and supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants or employees needing accommodations.
Job Type: Full-time
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Flexible schedule